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Bodies, Politics, and African Healing [electronic resource] : The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania / Stacey A. Langwick.

Author/Creator:
Langwick, Stacey Ann.
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (320 p.)
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Subjects:
Medical care -- Tanzania.
Traditional medicine -- Tanzania.
Medical subjects:
Anthropology, Cultural -- Tanzania.
Medicine, African Traditional -- Tanzania.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shape the bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraft medicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between tradition and science, culture and nature, belief and knowledge, Langwick tells a new story about the materiality of healing and p
Contents:
A short genealogy of traditional medicine
Witchcraft, oracles, and native medicine
Making Tanzanian traditional medicine
Hailing traditional experts
Healers and their intimate becomings
Traditional birth attendants as institutional evocations
Healing matters
Alternative materialities
Interferences and inclusions
Shifting existences, or being and not-being.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-290) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-253-00196-X
OCLC:
747432768